An Everlasting Gobstopper


Life with a child is an everlasting gobstopper. Gobstopper is a kind of lolly pop consisting of many layers . A different flavor hits you with every layer. And the gobstoppers last a long while compared  to the average lolly pop. That’s why they are called  everlasting Gobstoppers ! That’s how life is with a … Continue reading An Everlasting Gobstopper

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The Unknown Tangent!!


This unexpected move to Kolkata, has brought many good tidings my way. So, while yes I had to quit my job after 10 years of working, I am thankful for this break. Since I am at home, I am able to spend a lot of my time with my son and June. The best is … Continue reading The Unknown Tangent!!

The promise of Stardust


The dusty corners of her heart Are the museum of a million hurts Her soul a sanctuary of a thousand aches A hundred broken fragments Hidden away in the corners and crevices of her mind Remains, that refuse to clear away Of tormented days trapped in a cobweb of memories past The debris of a … Continue reading The promise of Stardust

Rebecca – An excerpt


One of my all-time favorites .. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier Page 1 Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again .It seemed to me I stood by the iron gate leading to the drive, and for a while I could not enter for the way was barred to me .There was a padlock and … Continue reading Rebecca – An excerpt

My morning commute ….


So my morning commute to work in Gurgaon takes about 30 minutes every day . I get a cab from office for pick up and drop which gives me the luxury to gaze out and observe the world , during those 30 minutes . Since I can never sleep sitting (admittedly it was an inconvenience … Continue reading My morning commute ….

The Joys of Reading & Being Read to


My 3 year old loves books . Obviously he is too young to read on his own , but loves being read to . I have been reading to him since the time he was an infant . In fact , the first book that I read out to him was “A Suitable Boy”  by … Continue reading The Joys of Reading & Being Read to

Trial by fire of a Working Mother


Motherhood is exhausting . Most days I feel that I am working in double shifts .One that runs from 8.30 AM to 5:30 PM and another that runs 24 hrs . I know this is such a clichéd topic . Lots has been written on this but I still want to write some more . … Continue reading Trial by fire of a Working Mother

A mother’s wish for her Son as he starts school


#Mother,#Son,#Hopes,#School,#Learning,#Newstart,#wishes Threshold of Self-Discovery – As my son gets ready to step across from the confines of his play-school to a Full-fledged formal school ,I have a strange fluttering in my stomach . We have only just started the process of admissions , the forms having been submitted , it’s now a game of wait … Continue reading A mother’s wish for her Son as he starts school

The Curious year of 2017


A year of strange tidings . At no point in my life have I been as clueless regards my future as I am now . My professional life this year has been full of upheavals and uncertainty . Zero visibility driving , not knowing what lies ahead .To add to  it , the brakes have … Continue reading The Curious year of 2017

Dilli Meri Jaan….


Winters have arrived .And so has the season of weddings in Delhi !And I think nobody does weddings better than the Punjabis of Delhi .The Bling ,the Zing & The Swag … . Aah what a heady cocktail . And what are celebrations without one ! Unabashedly tipsy uncles busy with their “CaroBar”, Testosterone fuelled … Continue reading Dilli Meri Jaan….